LEAP could have done more, Linden Chamber official says

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The now defunct Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) could have done much more than it actually did to advance the interests of ordinary people in Linden who were willing to accept the support that was on offer to those who were prepared to undertake small business initiatives, an executive member of the Linden Chamber of Commerce (LCC) told Stabroek Business in an exclusive interview earlier this week.

“Of course LEAP could have done much more. It could have targeted projects in the agricultural sector that would have provided a livelihood for more Lindeners who no longer had jobs in the bauxite industry,” LCC Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Gerald Whittington told Stabroek Business.

“There was a lot that was needed in terms of training and financing and providing equipment for people who were interested in farming. One might even say that some of the funding probably went in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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